Genetic Risk Assessment

Our team of experts identifies candidates for gene testing and provides personalized cancer risk assessment in a private and comfortable setting. Typical indications for testing are as follows:

  • Breast cancer at age 50 or younger, including DCIS
  • Family history (maternal or paternal) of breast and/or ovarian cancer in several individuals over succeeding generations
  • Multiple primary cancers in an individual
  • Personal or family history of ovarian cancer at any age
  • Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry with a personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer at any age
  • Personal or family history of breast cancer in a male
  • Relatives with a previously identified DNA mutation
  • Individuals with rare tumors

During a consultation, patients receive information about the most appropriate screening methods to help identify cancers at an early and treatable stage, and surgical or medical options to reduce the risk of developing a cancer. Individuals with a known hereditary predisposition to breast or ovarian cancer can use this information to make informed decisions about how to minimize their risks. Likewise, individuals without a hereditary predisposition may find relief in knowing that their results are similar to that of the general population. The team is dedicated to providing an individualized program for each patient based on the most current research in the field of genetics and oncology.

Contact Us

The Iris Cantor Women's Health Center
425 E. 61st Street
(between York and First Avenues)
New York, NY 10065
For general information about the Iris Cantor Women's Health Center call (212) 821-0800 or e-mail us at womenshealth@med.cornell.edu

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